The board of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), representing 80% of the world’s merchant fleet, appointed Emanuele Grimaldi, President and Managing Director of Grimaldi Euromed SpA, as Chairman of the Board.
Antonio Armas and Emanuele Grimaldi (on the horse) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the sale of certain assets and property rights of the Spanish group in Spain, as a first step for a collaboration.
Grimaldi Group will acquire:
- 5 ropax ferries (CIUDAD DE PALMA, CIUDAD DE GRANADA, CIUDAD DE MAHÓN, VOLCÁN DEL TEIDE and VOLCÁN DE TIJARAFE)
- 2 two terminals in the ports of Valencia and Barcelona
- Offices and warehouses located on the islands of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza.
- The rights to operate between Mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands for the transport of goods and passengers on the sea routes Barcelona – Mahon (Menorca), Barcelona – Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona – Ibiza, Valencia – Mahon, Valencia – Palma de Mallorca and Valencia – Ibiza.
- Various warehouses, offices and ticket offices in Valencia, Palma de Mallorca, Mahon and Ibiza.
Grimaldi’s New Series Of ‘Super Star’ Ro-Pax Ferries Likely To Be Ordered After Summer
Emanuele Grimaldi, CEO of the Naples-based Grimaldi Group, said that the order for the first units of the new series of ‘Super Star’ ferries are likely to be inked in September. He said that during a press conference held in Civitavecchia aboard the renovated CRUISE ROMA.
Mr Grimaldi also stated that among the interested shipyards, there is also Fincantieri.
Grimaldi firstly revealed this new project of ferries for Finnlines last October at the Euromed Convention held in Athens, specifying that “they will be the evolution of the Star Class units built by Fincantieri in Italy, and as for the capacity they have 300 cabins and roughly 5,000 lane metres capacity”.